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: this is an abc news special report. the inaugural ceremony of pope francis. francis. everyone.orning, everyone. good very early morning to many terry moran here i am terry moran here in new york to bring you coverage of pope augural mass of pope francis. there he is r there he is right now you are ooking at a live picture in a jeep, not the covered popemobile going through st. peter's he is to celebrate he is to celebrate along with ardinals and world leaders, an inaugural mass. nne really, the formal eginnings of his papacy, the ding to pacy according to catholic tradition. st. ll take the throne of st. rich today in a ceremony rich with symbolism. what a moment this is. look at this. i can't remember the last time a pope was not in a popemobile. st. go to cecilia vega in st. thrr's square. as the pope moves through the square what are you seeing and feeling down there? >> reporter: terry, good morning it, an absolutely ty is, no other way than to say it, an absolutely glorious morning here in vatican city. you can see the pope as you said zig-zagging through the crowd. he is right behind me
. >> he met with the journalists on saturday, and he told them how he got -- he chose the name francis, and he said that after he had reached the requisite number of votes that the cardinal of brazil said remember the poor and so he then thought of st. francis of assisi who worked with the poor and so he picked the name francis and said there were a couple of jokes, though, that he should pick the name of a pope who had repressed the jesuits. >> clement the xiv had banned them in 1773 and they said you should be clement the xv to be even. he decided against getting even and chose francis. there was some debate over it was francis of assisi, francis xavier but he said, it was in fact assisi, no other fact conveys poverty as well and a love for the poor and simple lifestyle as francis of assisi and popular among the italians, too. >> we'll see today -- we've seen already some faces of people from different countries and we'll see people from many different religions and, of course, the cardinals, but the two people from religious orders that he has invited to play a part in this mass are
says 200,000 pilgrims crowded into st. peter ace square. pope francis repeated his themes of humility and selflessness. >> embrace the whofl hue man tismt especial lit poorest, weakest, the least important. >> he is the first noneuropean pope to be elected in 117 years. >> in addition to the sex abuse scandal one of the other challenges facing pope francis will be addressing growing choruses for a greater role for women in the church. tonight a fremont order of nuns has a huge stake in that future. >> like many, the dominican sisters watched as pope francis presided over the mass. for many, what pope francis brings to the church and world was clear. >> headlines tomorrow should say we know have a green pope. my hope is that pope takes an active stance in preserving the beautiful world and our beautiful universe. >> pope francis appeared to be a ban of the people. >> the babies, the infirm. just touching the, you know, and put in his body what he, in his body what st. francis was about. >> perhaps less clear how the pope will lead the church out of the painful chapters of the past. >>
, francis, our pope, to whom, through our humble service you have granted kindness in the apostolic office. may he be strengthened by the gift of your holy spirit and worth any exercise his high ministry in accordance with the eminent chris ma he has received through christ our lord. ♪ ♪ amen amen >>> 340,000 people in that square, the italian radio estimates. now the presentation of the fisherm fisherman's ring. >> translator: most holy father, bishop and pastor of our souls, may christ, the son of the living god, who built his church upon this rock, himself grant to you the signet ring of the fisherm fisherman peter, from the sea of galilee, whom the lord entrusted the keyes to the kingdom of heaven. today you exceed peter as bishop of the church who presides over charity as the blessed paul taught. may the spirit of charity pour upon our hearts, bestow strength and gentlemenness upon your ministry of preserving of the community all those who believe in christ. ♪ ♪ sea of galilee, to this grand ceremony. also i'm struck by the very simple hand shake, nothing elaborate, just two f
francis is meeting with someone he has a history with, as the vatican makes last-minute preparations for the inaugural mass. >> ten authorities declared a state of emergency and sent in the national guard to try and control a fast-moving wildfire outside the great smokies national park burning in a resort town of pigeon forge. the fire started yesterday at a house fire and you can see what happened. it spread, charring more than 35 cabins. pigeon forge is known for dolly parton's theme park that was not affected by the fire. >> new this morning, former secretary of state, hillary clinton, is announcing her support for same-sex marriage for the first time. >> lgtv americans are our colleagues, friends, soldiers, lord ones and are full and equal deserves and deserve the rights of citizenship. that includes marriage. >> the gay rights advocacy group posted this video on youtube this morning. experts say her announcement fuels speculation he is considering another run for president in 2016. >> also new this morning, president obama has made his pick for the next secretary of labor. thoma
is new but he plans to fight for this extension. >> thank you, amy. >> in this morning, pope francis has officially begun the ministry this morning as the 266th pope. here is a look at pope francis greeting dignitaries and religious leaders in st. peter's basilica, shaking their hands and greeting them, one by one. >> francis urges presidents, and sheiks and thousands of ordinary who gathered for the mass at st. peter's square do protect god's creation, the weakest and the poor it. he toured the square in an open air vehicle amid hundreds of thousands of people would gathered to see him and stopped and got out to bless a severely handicapped man and hold a child. abc7 news reporter, katie marzullo, will have more on the inaugural mass next half hour. >> developing news where police are on the scene of a fatal shopping involving a man in a stolen car. the man was speeding away from officers in unmarked police cars and the chase ended in unincorporated east san jose where he put the car in reverse and sped toward an officer who was out his car. they say the officer fired a shot and hit the
. here's what happened when francis met benedict. >> the path and future of the roman catholic church came face-to-face in a history making embrace. the new pope made a pilgrimam of sorts to visit pope benedict xvi. who retired. what might have been an awkward confrontation seemed instead a meeting of old friends. the two men collapsed hands repeatedly. >> he wanted to say to him, you still matter. and on a human level that was the significance of the meeting. >> the 85-year-old benedict, who left the papacy citing frail health, looks delicate as he walked gingerly with a cane. francis knelt and pride side-by-side with his predecessor. francis brought benedict a gift, an icon called the madonna of humility. i thought of you, said francis, you gave souse many signs of humility. >> thank you, said benedict. the two men spoke in private for 45 minutes and then lunched together. they have much to talk about. benedict left the church in a sea of trouble. >> it would be natural for a sitting pope, if he has a former pope a few hundred yards away to every now and then ask him for some kind o
bay memorial. >> plus, a look at what made pope francis climb out of the popemobile right in the middle of his installation ceremony >> it has been a deadly day in iraq on the 10 the and was of the start of the iraq war. during a two--hour period this morning, 56 people died and more than 200 were wounded in a string of car bombings. march 19, 2003, former president george w. bush ordered a military invasion to topple saddam hussein. >> american and coalition forces are in the early stages to disarm iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger. >> 10 years later many iraqis complain they still lack basic services such as electricity and water but other parts of iraq are thriving with new shopping malls and luxury car show rooms. the last u.s. combat troops last iraq in 2011 and killed over 4,000 troops. a tribute continues in the east bay to those soldiers and those killed in afghanistan. amy? >> the crosses have quite an impact. look at them behind me. they were not always popular. the founder of them is reflecting, today, on the 0th anniversary and
in hundreds of years. the newly appointed pope francis leaving the vatican by helicopter to visit the man he replaced pope benedict. the two men praying together and calling each other brothers. nick schifrin tonight on the historic meeting. >> reporter: in the 2000-year history of the catholic church, this may be a first. one pope embracing a former pope. pope francis made the pilgrimage to pope emeritus' retreat outside of rome. but there was no ring kissing. when benedict directs the new pope to place of honor, francis refuses, instead asking the two to pray together. today was designed to show a seamless transition. francis gave thanks, a madonna of humility as a gift. benedict renewing his vow not to interfere with the new papacy. but the vatican is clearly worried about the image of two popes. even though the faithful were waiting outside, the two didn't appear in public. >> they probably wisely presumed, this is not the image we want to give the world. we don't want to make it seem like we're running a tag team pontificate here. >> reporter: we don't know what they discussed, but ther
of the faithful gathered hours ago for the inaugural mass of pope francis. that is where the new pope emphasized service to others. >> we have new video in the newsroom in the last hour of vice president biden meeting pope francis. vice president biden led the delegation to the vatican for the ceremony and mass and shook hands with the pope and said a few wores to him. the pope nodded and smiled. pope francis is greeting hundreds of zig aniaries with delegations from 132 nations there. this is also an estimated 200,000 people gathered in st. peter's square coming to see and hear the new pope. pope francis circled the square in an open jeep and received the ring and vestment and celebrated mass. he focused in the message on protection. >> we are all protectors of creation. we are protectors of the plan of god written if nature and protectors of one another and of the environment. >> pope francis made reference to pope benedict in the homily. we are told pope benedict watched on tv. the two will meet on saturday. two things that were different about the events than in the past, the gospel was read
coverage coming up at 7:00 a.m. ♪ >>> and our major story is the official installation of pope francis as the leader of the world's catholics. >> yeah, the pope is holding his inaugural mass this morning at the vatican receiving his papal vestments and fisherman's ring which is cast in gold for each pope who is a leader around the world they are there are for the historic event that involves six reigning monarch, 31 heads of state, princes, first ladies and vice president joe biden leads the u.s. delegation. >>> in contrast to today's pageantry yesterday the pope sat down with serious talks with the president of argentina his anyway tifr country. though they appeared cordials pope and president cristina kirchner have rarely seen eye to eye and often clashed with her over legalizing gay marriage calling it the devil's handiwork and called gay adoption discrimination against children. >> listen to these numbers, seven in ten american catholics say the pope's top priority should be addressing the sex scandal in the church and more than three-quarters say he should lift the birth control b
for you >> pope francis off erred his first sunday blessing today since his election to lead the roman catholic church francis spoke to the crowd for the first time from the papal apartment window overlooking st. peter's square, and the pope spoke exclusively in italian, breaking the pattern of predecessors who prayed in many languages. the blessing came after pope francis got up close and personal with a smaller crowd on the vatican. >> here in the bay area, we made a weekend of the st.~patrick's day holiday, and in dublin, ireland, they're holding a five-day extravaganza. ♪ >> today's two-mile long parade featured floats, bagpiperss' marching bands and it's not just for the irish. performers came from 46 countriesle the irish celebrated this day for more than 1,000 years, st. patrick's feast day. his credited with bringing chinnity to ireland. >> we enjoyed glorious weather tonight. meteorologist leigh glaser is here. >> leigh: this being the last full weekend of winter, we definitely will see some showers as we get bo tuesday night and wednesday. so, live doppler 7hd not picking u
tweet from pope francis asks followers to pray for him with two million followers in english. get this, a slow fax machine caused a big loss for a pro football player. the $30 million contract with the broncos arrived six minutes late so he was a free agent and he sacked his agent. those are >> walnut creek, campbell, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> welcome back at 4:41. three people are under arrest following a daring but brief prison escape. authorities say two men were hoisted out of a prison in canada on a rope dangling from a helicopter. they were dropped next to a waiting car. police caught up with a man in an hour and they arrested two suspected politicians. the second man surrendered early this morning. investigators say he was forced to take part in the escape. >> not the typical beach fine. $4 million worth of marijuana on a santa barbara beach. authorities found 2,000 pounds of marijuana yesterday. the sheriff deputies made the discovery. here is a picture of the marijuana, 50 plastic wrapped bales. authorities are testing the drugs and other evidence and the boa
pope francis and his predecessor did in their historic meeting. >> leigh: a nice spring day today but showers return next week. we'll lo >> ama: arson investigators are trying to determine the cause of a restaurant fire in the financial district. firefighters were called out just before 3:00 a.m. to california grill on commercial street. crews were able to quickly put out the flames. one firefighter sustained minor injuries. >> month is women's history month and there's a number of local events. >> another one where, until recently,, there were female doctors -- >> kristen sze was a member of the forum, among several manipulationed women -- women in the community, the theme, inspiring you can girls to go after their dreams. >> the past and future of the roman catholic church came face-to-face in an embrace. pope francis visited pope benedict, now pope emeritus. the men prayed together, spoke in private for 45 minutes, then had lunch. francis brought benedict a gift, an icon called the madonna of humility. >> one man learned the importance if not humiliating lesson in love. >> buy
days away from his official installation, pope francis continues to show his humble side and grows legions of fans in the process. and new concerns about sea lion pups washing ashore this california. what is behind this disturbing new trend? and a business of a scoop from a pregnant duchess of cambridge. what she is saying today about the sex of her baby. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] with citibank it's easy for jay to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. i'm carolyn johnson. ama dates has the night off. in tonight's headlines, an emotional candlelight vigil in santa rosa for a 14-year-old boy killed in a tragic car racing accident. marcus johnson died yesterday when he was hit by a sprint car driven by his 17-year-old cousin at a marysville racetrack. >>> a motorcycle driver is dead in walnut creek follow
. >>> still to come on abc7 news at 11:00, just days away from his official installation, pope francis continues to show his humble side and grows legions of fans in the process. and new concerns about sea lion pups washing ashore this behind this disturbing new trend? and a business of a scoop from a pregnant duchess of cambridge. what she is saying today about the sex of her baby. we'll be right back. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. ama dates has the night off. in tonight's headlines, an emotional candlelight vigil in santa rosa for a 14-year-old boy kigic car tragic car racing accident. marcus johnson died yesterday when he was hit by a sprint car driven by his 17-year-old cousin at a marysville racetrack. >>> a motorcycle driver is dead in walnut creek following a traffic crash on 680. in that area the motorcycle hit at least two other witnesses sa witnesses say that motorcycle was racing another car. >>> a fire in a wildlife area in the san juaquin river delta sent huge clouds of smoke and ash over the east bay today. the fare was burning on lower sherman island.
francis celebrating an inaugural mass before hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people and weather i could have used last week in rome. boy, what a day as he again kissing one man, is this yet another symbol of a man who many people are calling the people's pope? >> i saw this when it was happening live and he would just jump out -- it wasn't a popemobile. it was an open jeep and he would see someone and he would disembark and just bless them. it was something to see this morning. we'll have a lot more on that >>> but, let's get right now to the breaking news for the view ners the west. the fatalities overnight for the marines. abc's martha raddatz calling it by far the largest loss of life she can remember in recent history in ground training. paula faris starts uts off. >> seven killed, seven wounded. seven u.s. marines have been killed in a training accident. seven injured. david kerley is following this. david, what do we know? >> this does appear to be one of the deadliest military ground training accidents we have seen in recent memory, could be decades. seven dead and seven in
model. is it enough in >> katie: new this morning, pope francis and his predecessor had a meeting outside of rome. thousand people packed the plaza that the vatican is downplaying the meeting of the two popes. it's the first time in 600 years that two popes have met. two embraced on the helipad and prayed together in the chapel. they say benedict and francis shared the traditional melar with francis telling benedict we are brothers. benedict offered his pledge of obedience to the new pope and then they moved to the library and have lunch together. >>> people on the east coast are buzzing over a possible meteor shower that lit up the sky last night. this bright flash was seen streaking along the eastern seaboard. people from new england to florida saw it. look at this video, watch to the left side of your screen. a spokesman with the american meteor society says the flash is consistent with a meteor shower. they fielded calls, hundreds every hour. some people who saw the show. >>> you remember blackberry, the brand must have cellphone list is launching a new cellphone. even with im
bicycle autos thank you. >> hope francis is getting ready for his inaugural mass tomorrow but in the morning he tested his diplomatic skills met with the president of argentina. the two have had a rocky relationship. pope francis has been a critic of her support of gay marriage and free contraception. today, president occurchner asked for the pope to interview over the ongoing war over the falcon island. vice president biden will attend the mass for francis. today, meeting with it italian prime minister. biden is the first roman catholic vice president leading the u.s. delegation at the vatican, including nancy pelosi who is also catholic. ask and abc news plans a special report tomorrow morning on the ceremonies. it's expected to begin around 12:50 a.m. pacific time. abc's live coverage continues through the homily. we'll stream lividdo on abc 7 news.com. >> one of a news anchor's responsibilities is read, report the news, one anchor thought she's doing that when reading a breaking news story except the story was about her. >> stunning video of two men jumping off, and fl
. >> thinking of which pope francis has just finished giving his first palm sun mass at the vatican. he celebrated in st. peter's square before thousands waving branches. it is the start of holy week ceremonies which lead up to easter sunday, the most important day on the christian calendar. pope francis wore a bright red rope over a white as he presided over mass. the first latin-american pope was elected on march 13th following pope benedict xvi's resignation. >>. >> and they came to walk in the footsteps of jesus. palm sunday marks the day christ returned to jerusalem before his crucifixion will crowds greeted him waving palm branches. the faithful did it today. it is the sight where people believe jesus was resurrected. >>> we are coming up on 5:09. just now in a few seconds, lisa argen keep an eye on the forecast. how will it look out there today? >> nice and clear. another beautiful day. look at the full moon. almost full. this is 90% full. actual full moon comes on wednesday, the 27th. so 7:07 is the official sunrise. we will talk about more sunshine. but things are definitely ch
.s. delegation as pope francis is officially installed in ceremonies tomorrow. yesterday hundreds of thousands of worshippers packed st. peter's square to hear the pope deliver his blessing. beforehand he ventured into the crowd to greet well-wishers face to face proving quite a challenge for his security detail. >>> more than three years ago an air france flight dropped out of the sky over the atlantic ocean. everyone on board was killed. now there is knew information about the captain. it turns out he may have been sleep deprived. >> reporter: the plane was designed to be incapable of stalling. basically pilot proof. but air france flight 447 traveling from rio de janeiro to paris ended in the atlantic ocean in 2009, killing all 288 onboard. only two years later would the flight recorder be found showing the plane crashed from equipment problem that disengaged the autopilot in a storm. leaving a young, insufficiently trained crew unable to manually fly the plane. and a french newsmagazine, le point reporting shortly after takeoff the pilot said in the cockpit "i didn't sleep enough last nig
's square, to hear pope francis deliver his inaugural blessing. delighting the crowd with a prayer he delivered without anything written down. and beforehand, he ventured into the crowd to greet well-wishers face-to-face. security trailing him. the people of rome reveling in that very human moment. but back in the pope's home country of argentina, tonight, this sunday brought headlines about the pope's past. abc's matt gutman from argentina, this evening. >> reporter: the pictures in this battered leather suitcase are all estella has left. no. she says. they kidnapped seven of my family members. they took everything, including her sister, who was five months pregnant. it was 1977. just days after elena gave birth. her infant daughter, named anna, was ripped from her and given away. elena was later killed. so, estella's family turned to the one person they were told could help locate baby anna and elena, pope francis. then, the top jesuit in argentina. father bergoglio, allegedly told them the one thing he could do was write this note, referring them to a priest, associated with the br
. with his humble words and informal style, pope francis has become enormously popular in just a few days. what the world is just beginning to learn is how conservative he is on social issues. >> the world is probably going to have a bit of a wakeup call, when the pope starts speaking about hot button issues. >> reporter: he often clashed with kirchner over legalizing gay marriage, calling it, "the devil's handiwork." he called gay adoption "discrimination against children." and he's denounced abortion as promoting a "culture of death." but the powerful catholic strongholds of argentina and brazil are becoming more progressive. gay marriage is now legal, contraception readily available. threatening to put the popular new pope on a collision course with changing opinions in a part of the world where the church needs to grow. ron claiborne, abc news, rome. >> and we want you to know that abc news will have live coverage of the inaugural ceremony of pope francis tomorrow, about 3:50 a.m. eastern time. >>> and here at home, on the topic, some groundbreaking news in our new abc news/"washingto
their artistic side. >> pope francis surprises yet another person with his behaviors. >> tell kids to go doodle. >> yes. it's time for the doodle google contest. submigs being accepted and students from kindergarten to 12th grade encouraged to create a design. you're looking at winners from past two years. this year's ep theme my best day ever. >> yes. play less, doodle more. talking about creatist. a 9-year-old girl it to prove her brothers wrong. >> she's a fund raising machine. the third grader wants to create a role-playing game and wanted to pay for it herself. her brother said she could not do it. she's raising money through the web site kick starter to pay for tech camp to learn how to make a game. the camp costs $829. she's raised $17,000 in just two days. you saw the brothers there. defeated. no word on what she's going to do the extra money. it's a fantastic story. >> gi joe gets an advanced screening. >> here is tony cabrerra with today's hollywood report. >> nearly 47 years after batman invaded tv warner brothers is still celebrating the classics. a comic bookstore trance formed las
incredible images out of the vatican. pope francis celebrating his first palm sunday. this was just moments ago. he walked along st. peter's carrying a palm. he greeted the faithful. continuing his image as the people's pope. >> all right, and also this morning, a sure sign of spring in new york city, the world-famous coney island reopens this morning. the big comeback for the amusement park and beach that was hard-hit by superstorm sa y sandy. >>> we'll begin with the winter that just won't end. a spring snowstorm is moving its way across the east. abc's gio benitez is in the thick of it in hard-hit kansas city. but let's begin with ginger zee. >>> i want to start with a look at why you can't drive in this type of snowstorm. look at this this is from the topeka, a highway sign completely caked in snow. close to 20 inches fell in colorado. a whole lot of snow. winter storm warnings stretch from kansas all of the way to pennsylvania. we want to check in with gio benitez who's in kansas city, a place i have been too often this winter. gio snshgs. >> reporter: you know, ginger who hav
. >> pope francis has just finished giving his first palm sunday mass at the vatican. he celebrated in st. peter's square before thousands waving branches. it is the start of holy week ceremonies which lead up to easter sunday, the most important day on the christian calendar. pope francis wore a bright red rope over a white as he presided over mass. the first latin-american pope was elected on march 13th following pope benedict xvi's resignation. >> in jerusalem people of all denominations came to walk in the footsteps of jesus. palm sunday marks the day christ returned to jerusalem before his crucifixion will crowds greeted him waving palm branches. the faithful did it today. it is the sight where people believe jesus was resurrected. >>> 6:09 on this sunday morning. shaping up to be a nice one. we have runners in oakland's. they have a lot of meals ahead of them. >> and it chouinard be very different from yesterday. if you liked yesterday's forecast, about the same today. patchy fog at the coast. this is our sutro camera. we will look for changes beginning at the coast today. and the p
is this friday. josh? >>> we're going to turn now to the vatican, where pope francis will be officially inaugurated tomorrow. as the new pontiff. leaders around the world will gather there. remarkable moments here as you see here this past weekend. the pope plunged into the crowds to greet well-wishers. ron claiborne joins us with the latest. good morning, ron. >> reporter: good morning to you, josh. we're seeing again why this pope has become so popular in a matter of days. he's doing things that popes in the past didn't do. today, he's meeting with one world leader he knows very well. in his first meeting as pope with ae head of state, pope francis will sit down today with cristina kirchner, the president of his native argentina. the vatican grapples with a lingering controversy, allegations that as a young provincial leader, the future pope turned a blind eye while military rulers were jailed and killed. >> before we knew who was going to be pope, i said that the cardinals are very, very aware that they need to elect someone that doesn't have skeletons in his closet. whether they mad
in their care. >> also pope francis will be installed in a few hours and plus we're going to have live coverage of the mass that follows on abc 7 news.com. >> from all of us, thanks for watching. we appreciate your time. this is "jeopardy!" introducing today's contestants -- a cook from little rock, arkansas... and our returning champion, a classics lecturer from los angeles, california... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thanks, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. well, the ides of march have come and gone, but they were pretty good to rob, our champion, as you just heard. he won$22,000 on friday. rayma and joshua, nice to have you with us today. good luck to all three of you. let's go to work in the jeopardy! round, shall we? this round is over e that has the one daily double, and here are the categories. we all remember that airline. we'll deal with... alex: and, rob, where would you like to start? let's start with compound words for $200. rayma. rob or joshua? rob. what is a keyboard? keyboard. compound words, yes. compound words for $400. joshua. what is a dare
a glimpse of the man that will now lead the world's catholic autos the pilgrims came to greet pope francis on the first official day of his papacy. he rode in an open air jeep. the pontiff got off the jeep to bless a man with disabilities. there, you can see him kissing a crying baby. >> winter not going quietly. as much of 10 inches of snow fell in boston today. >> there has been more snow than usual in boston,. >> plenty of snow blanketed communities north of new york city. neighbors there say they're tired of shoveling snow. they're looking forward to start of spring. >> this doesn't look like start of spring. ugly day across mississippi. hail as large as baseballs pound that had region, damaging cars and some had windshields blown n take a look at that. crews answered hundreds of calls and wild weather forced schools to cancel classes in several counties. >> happening now in san francisco, city supervisors considering a plan to change a street named for a nobel peace prize winner. >> it's between grove and heys street. city now considering renaming street because of homophobic comments
. it was pope francis himself, calling to cancel his newspaper subscription. the young man thought it was a prank. he said, seriously, it's the pope, calling from rome. at least he called to cancel it. >>> and to new revelations tonight about a classic. 50 years ago today, a little band released their debut album, the beatles with "please please me." tonight, something we had never heard before, the back story. the fab four powered through a marathon recording session, ten songs, 12 hours, and then at 10:30 at night, john lennon, fighting a cold, his voice nearly gone, started the final track. take a listen. ♪ shake it up baby now ♪ shake it up baby ♪ twist and shout ♪ twist and shout >> they did it in two takes. of course, the rest is rock history. lennon said it wasn't his best take, that his throat felt like sandpaper. only imagine if his throat was clear. >>> and when we come back on the broadcast tonight, the secret gift revealed, that john junior gave his mother years ago. it turns out it was hiding in a scrapbook for decades. tonight, caroline revealing it right here
, with the bigger picture, as always. rick, thank you. >>> we turn overseas to the vatican, where pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass, to begin the holy week leading up to easter. from the steps of st. peter's, he urged the crowd of worshippers to be humble and young at heart. he toured the square in his popemobile, open to the crowd, despite the concern of his security detail. kissing babies and shaking hands there. >>> in rome tomorrow, everyone watching something else. italy's high court will once again determine the fate of amanda knox. the american college student who was convicted and then acquitted of murdering her roommate. the prosecutors who held her behind bars there for four years are arguing she should be returned to jail. here's abc's nick schifrin tonight. >> my family is really the most important thing right now. and i just want to go and be with them. >> reporter: amanda knox waited four years for that homecoming. but tonight, she's anxious that italy's supreme court could put her freedom in jeopardy. >> the fact that she spent three or four years in an italian
and hopes to earn her living as a writer. >> pope francis celebrated his first mass in st. peter's square today. he encouraged people to be humble and young at heart. the square over flowed with people eager to join the pope at the start of holy week. it leads up to easter sunday at -- at the end of the mass he walked outside of the popemobile. >>> new at 11:00, the humanitarian leader launched an anti-violence campaign based on breathing in san jose. they joined shrishri to kick off the cam -- campaign. it will create a stress free and violence free community across america. the movement is lead by the nonprofit art of living foundation. it says they have taken breathing related programs to bring peace into their lives. >> a woman who said her cruise was ruined before it even began. >> and a family plans a cruise to celebrate a soldier's homecoming. a snack leaves him stranded on shore. michael finney's 7 on your sidesteps up to help. >> up next, why the owner of a skydiving facility says the equipment was not to blame for the death of two men whose parachutes never opened. >> and there
classic and why san francisco leaders say get used to it. >> coming up, first, pope francis meets the faithful for his first sunday service, the message from the >> novato, oakland, sunnyvale, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, 5:42 the pope tran sis is preparing to officially take over the new job during inaugural ceremonies tomorrow at the vatican. officials say tomorrow's ceremony will begin at the tomb st. peter. the pope will ride in the popemobile for the first time. yesterday, he stunned onlookers by moving into the crowd and shaking hands and kissing babies. >> someone who is with the people. he is speaking to them. i think that message goes far. >> the pope is having lunch right now with the president of his native argentina. human rights activist claims he turned a blind eye to some atrocities during the argentina military dictatorship in the 1970's. >> three people are under arrest following a daring but brief prison escape. authorities say two men were hoisted out of the prison in canada on a rope dangling from a helicopter yesterday. they were dropp
. pope meeting pope or former pope. the new pope francis is having lunch with his predecessor pope benedict at the papal residence in castel gandolfo, the first time a meeting like this has taken place in possibly 600 years. that is the last time a pope resigned. benedict will eventually live in a monastery inside the vatican. >>> president obama is wrapping up the first overseas trip in jordan. the president is visiting jordan's most popular tourist attraction, the fabled ancient city of petra. he is worried about extremists if assad is overthrown and will keep plugging away in hopes of restarting peace talks between israel and the palestinians. >>> and lawmakers in north dakota have passed what could lead to the most restricted abortion law in the nation. they passed a resolution that says life begins at conception essentially banning all abortions. voters will next decide next year if they want to add that to the state constitution. if it were to pass that law would almost trigger a lengthy legal battle. >>> police were asking for help trying to find this gunman firing into a ch
pope is meeting with a former pope. francis lunching with benedict. coming up, details of their private meeting. >> you hear ron laughing. ron is just back from -- >> i thought you were talking about the giraffe attacking the people. >> that's another story. >> hasn't happened for 600 years. >> a sign of ron's skepticism. he believes the whole giraffe thing is cgi, special effects. >> exactly. >> could be. >> great to have you back, ron and you as well, dan. >>> happening overnight the senate working into the early hours of the morning to hash out a new bipartisan budget deal. so why is this so significant? well, it's the first proposal actually passed in four years. but the question this morning, will it bring an end to the spending showdown? >> i wish we had a more positive answer to that question. >>> also coming up, a story that is positively going viral about a soldier's girlfriend and a gesture of kindness from an anonymous veteran. we're going to tell you what this guy did
of hope. it take place right after this morning's palm service. >> pope francis has just finished giving his first palm sunday mass at the vatican. it was held in st. peter's square. thousands were people were there, waving olive branches. he kept his style, breaking away several times from the text of his homily. he encouraged people to be humble and young at heart. today is the start of holy week which leads up to easter sunday, the most born day on the christian calendar. the first pope was elected after pope benedict's resignation. >>. >> palm sunday marks the day christ returned to jerusalem before his crucifixion and crowds gathered there to greet him waving palm branches. faithful did so again today at the church where christians believe jesus was resurrected. it is 9:09 on this sunday morning. lots of stuff going on outdoors. of course, people are running in oakland. >> that's right. >> it's cool. it's all right for them. >> yeah, numbers are in the 40s right now, going for a high of 68 in oakland today. and deja vu as we look at the golden gate bridge. we have a few which is s
spent the last year working on a memwior and hopes to earn her living as a writer. >> pope francis celebrated his first mass in st. peter's square today. he encouraged people to be humble and young at heart. the square over flowed with people eager to join the pope at the start of holy week. it leads up to easter sunday at -- at the end of the mass he walked outside of the popemobile. >>> new at 11:00, the humanitarian leader launched an anti-violence campaign based on breathing in san jose. they joined shrishri to kick off the cam -- campaign. it will create a stress free and violence free community across america. the movement is lead by the nonprofit art of living foundation. it says they have taken breathing related programs to bring peace into their lives. >> a woman who said her cruise was ruined before it even began. >> and a family plans a cruise to celebrate a soldier's homecoming. a snack leaves him stranded on shore. michael finney's 7 on your sidesteps up to help. >> up next, why the owner of a skydiving facility says the equipment was not to blame for the death of two
of the bay area marin killed at quantico and how any want their loved ones remember. >> pope francis make as major announcement to >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> now at 6:00, sky 7 showing the new devil slide twin tunnels. in a few hours an official ribbon cutting will take place. drivers will have to wait, still to drive through them. that is our top story this monday morning. hope you had a great weekend. thanks for joining us. >> that orange glow is intriguing from the tunnels. right now, though, we will bring the weather forecast. >> good morning, some of the cooler locations today are certainly at the coast, live doppler 7 hd showing it is quiet but we do have a little bit of fog out there and visibility reduced in the north bay. fur at the coast starting out in the 40's by noon. sunshine and mid-50's and staying cool and the sea breeze kicks in after the noon and temperatures in the upper 50's and for the rest of the bay, we are talking about anybodies in the unper 40's to start out with numbers climbing through the 50's. the clouds will thin out and
worldwide. >> pope francis views the first palm sunday to announce he will travel to rio de janeiro in july. the visit will mark a return to south america for the argentina pope. add the mass, the pope encouraged people to be humble and young at heart in the address to the congregation. the square overflowed with about 250,000 people eager to join the new pope at the start of holy week. the ceremonies lead up to easter sunday. >>the winner of a giant powerball jackpot will be announced. the $338 winning ticket was sold in new jersey at this travel stop and country store. the store manager says that winner called the store from delaware claiming he had the winning ticket but the call dropped before he could get a name. this morning, a truck driver is tweeting that he is the winner of the six the largest jackpot in history and we will find out when the announcement is made at 10:00 if he is really the one. >> one oscar winning actress is in the spotlight but you would not say he is honing her craft. maybe she is. but what craft is it? the latest exhibit at the museum of modern art in new york
. republicans blocked that. >>> we're learning more and more about the new pope, pope francis i, interesting, i read that he turned to the priesthood after he was dumped by his childhood sweetheart. dumped by his sweetheart. you know what that means? we could one day expect to see pope taylor swift. see pope taylor swift. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or
/cif border. but ground traicide mar w >>> overseas now where there are accusations that pope francis was slow to act against sexual abuse by priests in native argentina. an activist group complaint follows the pope's inaugural mass at the vatican yesterday. from the pope for what it calls convicted priests. during the mass, pope francis spoke about the need to care for the poor and suffering. >>> financial markets worldwide remain jittery after lawmakers on the tiny island of cyprus rejected vers a dhaved the governto tnal ban how will this act in europe ane in here's abc'frin- he e islruisr quaint mountain villages, sparkling seas and happy it looks healthy, but economically it is very sick. 1,000 people filled this square furious that government promised to take money out of their bank accounts to help pay for a massive desperately needed loan. >> it's theft, really, essentially it is theft. >> reporter: government theft? >> the government is stealing so they can hban >> reporter: a real populist element to the protest. they're saying rich people should pay fo
pope francis, he didn't even make the bracket created for this year's papal face-off proving this might be the year of the underdog. all right, favorite book, there is a bracket for that. most hated basketball player of the last 30 years, there's one for that, as well. >> we can also say we work it out every year, me and the friends this time of year, number one overall seed, guys, candy bars. >> snickers. >> reese's. >> mounds. >> i don't know. >> mounds? >> i'm with paula. snickers. sam? >> i don't think it's fair to choose between your children. i love them all equally. outside it's finally settled in now. this cold air stretches from seattle all the way to jacksonville. look how much of the country has got that chill and a lot below normal. up to 20 degrees below normal. chicago, windchills are at like 15 this morning. memphis, feels like 33. here's the spring outlook. generally what the government's forecast service is saying that we will get to spring and get to a warmer than normal spring. it's just going to take two weeks to get that warm air toward the east and, of course, we'r
-starting peace talks. ♪ >>> new insight this morning on pope francis and his possible willingness to compromise on controversial issues. "the new york times" says while he was a cardinal in argentina, the pope told a private meeting of bishops that he would support civil unions for gay couples calling it, quote, the lesser of two evils" compared to gay marriage. >>> and more problems for carnival cruise line, that ship stranded in the gulf of mexico for five days last month will now be out f service longer than first thought. the "triumph" won't be repaired until june 10. so ten more cruises have to be canceled. >>> and look at this. a routine traffic stop in michigan ended up being anything but routine. officers popping the trunk and look what jumps out. >> whoa. >> there'sen explanation. the driver hit a deer, thought it was dead so he put it in his trunk but the deer was very much alive and strong enough to run back into the woods. good for bambi. >>> and now diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane. >> hello, paula. it's great to talk to you again, and tonight on "world
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